What We Do:
The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Each year, more than 150,000 individuals join a list of over 4 million existing amputees in the United States. Disease, accidents, birth defects and warfare are the primary causes of limb loss. When a person becomes an amputee, they are faced with staggering emotional and financial lifestyle changes.
Fortunately, high tech prosthetic devices that restore a person’s basic skills and independence are available. Unfortunately, many amputees lack the financial resources to obtain adequate prosthetic care.
That’s where the Limbs for Life Foundation steps in. Our goal is to provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.
How We Do It:
Limbs for Life works with prosthetic clinics and prosthetists nationwide who donate their time, labor and energy to help those in need. Their willingness to serve and their passion to see people restored to health is invaluable to our organization and to those we serve.
Limbs for Life also accepts gently-used prosthetics and prosthetic components from individuals who no longer need them. With these used, but functional components, we are able to reach hundreds of amputees in developing countries and provide them with an inexpensive prosthetic option. Every donation made to our organization is used to benefit the life of an amputee, whether here in the United States or abroad.
Finally, Limbs for Life also graciously accepts monetary donations from individuals, businesses, and corporations throughout the country. Our organization would simply be unable to meet the needs of so many people without generous donations to Limbs for Life.